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Old Oct 6th 2017, 11:54 pm   #151
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Visa : Settlement - Husband (Ghana - Priority)
Date application submitted Online - 04 July 2017
Date Bio-metrics taken: 11 July 2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield: 12 July 2017
Documentation received by UKVI: 13 July 2017
Email Confirming Application at UK Decision Making Centre: 13 July 2017
Office processing visa: Sheffield
Projected timeline: 10 - 15 business days
Email to request pre-paid envelope for doc return: 02 August 2017
(Though this was already submitted at the start)
Decision made notification email: 02 October 2017
Email to collect passport from centre: 04 October 2017
Passport collected: 05 October 2017 - VISA GRANTED!
Supporting document return: Awaiting

Total business days between documents received at DMC to passport collection: 60 working days

For those still waiting - keep the Faith. It may take a while (or not ) but you will get there.
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Old Oct 7th 2017, 12:28 am   #152
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Country applying from: Canada - Edmonton
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - wife - non priority
Date application submitted (online or in person): July 6th 2017 - online
Date biometrics taken: July 17th 2017
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: July 20th 2017
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
Decision made notification: October 3rd 2017
Date your visa was received: October 6th 2017... APPROVED đŸ˜€
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Old Oct 7th 2017, 7:59 am   #153
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Country applying from: philippines ( applied thru an agency in the UK )
Type of visa: settlement with dependent
priority
Biometric and : 13 July 2017
acknowledged receipt : jULY 13,2017
Email received : 0ctober 03, 2017 Requesting for additional docs eventhough thats docs was all submitted already ( Divorce certificate and bank statement )sent straightaway after received
0ctober 04,2017 : emailed agency of the status of visa
Decison made: 0ctober 05,2017
visa status : unknown ( will find out on monday when collected the passport)

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Old Oct 7th 2017, 10:35 am   #154
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Applied on line Bangkok 19 April
Biometrics Bangkok 25 April
3x escalation email paid service
3x escalation phone call paid service
MP personally engages Immigration Minister on 2 October
Visa Approved Email 5 October
Passport received 7 October. Approved and Vignette inserted
116 working days
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Old Oct 9th 2017, 11:11 am   #155
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Country applying from: India ( applied through VFS office in New Dehli )
Type of visa: Wife settlement with dependent (daughter is already UK citizen born in UK)
priority
Biometrics : 27th June 2017
Documents received at Sheffield : 28th June 2017
Email received : 18th September, 2017 59 working days into application Requesting for additional docs even though the docs was all submitted already ( 1 month prior to application bank statement ) sent within 20 minutes of email.

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Old Oct 10th 2017, 5:05 am   #156
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Country applying from: Hong Kong
Nationality : Filipino
Date of biometrics : July 10 - non priority
Document received : August 8
Decision made: October 2
Date passport received: Oct 10- validity Oct 25-Nov 24
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Old Oct 10th 2017, 6:48 am   #157
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Country applying from: Ukraine, priority
Online application: 5th Jul 2017
Biometrics: 11thJul 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 11 Jul 2017
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry...
22 September escalation took place and my husband having contacted them got email that we supposed to be contacted during twenty working days, we are still waiting.

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Old Oct 10th 2017, 11:26 am   #158
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Application location: Atlanta, GA USA (Non-Priority)
Type of Application: Settlement Visa (Spousal)
Published processing times for USA (as of May 2017): 14% in 3 days, 16% in 5 days, 21% in 10 days, 28% in 15 days, 67% in 30 days, 99% in 60days, 100% in 90 days.

Online Application Date: 25 August
Bio-metrics: 28 August
Supporting Documents Mailed: August 30
Confirmation email that online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre. (The application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer email): 1 September
Decision made: 4 October
Email sent to inform that a decision has been made from VFS: 6 October
Passport shipped back (with my prepaid UPS label) with approved Visa Vignette: 9 October

Processing Total: 28 Working days from Online Application Submission Date to Decision Date

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Old Oct 10th 2017, 11:39 am   #159
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Finally, our application has been process and approved! Hurrah! :-)

- Application Location: SHANGHAI
- Method: Scanned Documents
- Online Application: 06/06/17
- Biometrics & Docs @ VFS Shanghai: 20/06/17
- App Received in Sheffield Email: 04/07/17
- 60 working days processing target: 12/09/17 (From biometrics & docs submission)
- Busy Period…31st October email received: 26/09/17
- Not straightforward email from BEIJING: 05/10/17
- Application Received from Post CRM email, from VFS Global: 09/10/17
- Passport delivered by courier: 10/10/17

Vignette validity: 06/10/17 - 05/10/17. Pre-dated by 5 days!
Leave to Enter granted from: 06/1017 - 06/07/20

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Old Oct 10th 2017, 7:26 pm   #160
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Spouse visa: Non priority
Biometric done in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 21 July 2017
Documents received by UKVI bogota: 24 July 2017
Email that my application has been assigned to a entry clearance officer: 28 September 2017
decision has been made email received today: 2 October 2017
total 53 days
now waiting for passport, to see the outcome
Received passport today: visa has been granted

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Old Oct 11th 2017, 6:34 am   #162
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Visa : Settlement - Husband (Ghana - Priority)
Date application submitted Online - 19 July 2017
Date Bio-metrics taken: 24 July 2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield: 26 July 2017
Documentation received by UKVI: 27 July 2017
Email Confirming Application at UK Decision Making Centre: 25 July 2017
Office processing visa: Sheffield
Projected timeline: 2(10 working days)- 12 weeks(60 working days)
Decision made notification email: 09 October 2017- 54working days
Email to collect passport from centre: 10 October 2017
Passport collected: 10 October 2017 - VISA GRANTED!
Supporting document return: Awaiting

Total business days between documents received at DMC to passport collection: 55 working day

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Old Oct 11th 2017, 7:31 am   #163
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Just an update:

Country applying from: Hong Kong
Online application: 19th Jul 2017
Biometrics: 27th Jul 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 27th Jul 2017 (priority)
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 28th Jul 2017
Non-straightforward notice & request for further document: N/A

Decision email: still waiting.
Escalation: 31st Aug 2017. Called them yesterday (W/D 33) and asked how my escalation was going. Lady on the other end told me that although my escalation was received on 31st Aug (W/D 24), it wasn't actioned as it was under 30 working days. She only managed to action my escalation yesterday (13th Sept) as it had reached 30 working days.
Visa issued: awaiting
Hi all,

The wait is finally over for us!!! Please see our updated timeline below:

Country applying from: Hong Kong
Online application: 19th Jul 2017
Biometrics: 27th Jul 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 27th Jul 2017 (priority)
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 28th Jul 2017
Non-straightforward notice & request for further document:
- 31st Aug 2017: 1st escalation
- 15th Sept 2017: 2nd escalation
- 26th Sept 2017: Received email that docs were not received by Sheffield although we had paid for scanning service in HK.
- 28th Sept 2017: 3rd escalation
- 29th Sept 2017:
10:00AM- Went into VFS Centre HK to complain and enquire into why my scanned docs were lost in the system. They double checked and confirmed docs were still on portal and accessible by Sheffield. Lady at VFS kindly dropped email to Sheffield informing them of this.
4:00PM- Receive apology email from Sheffield saying message regarding docs yet to be received was sent in error and to disregard. Also that application is under consideration now.
- 2nd Oct 2017: docs surprisingly got to Sheffield in 3 working days, so emailed to let them know. They also told me that I won't be receiving any further emails from Sheffield saying they received my documents although I had seen others receiving confirmation.
- 4th Oct 2017: Emailed to follow up on status on visa and to ensure that Sheffield actually had my docs
- 6th Oct 2017:
2:00PM- Emailed again to complain about how long the whole process is taking
6:00PM- Received email back to say that I requested for an extension until 20th Oct, hence why application has not been looked at yet
6:35PM- Replied back very angry telling them I had informed them already on the 2nd Oct that docs had been received by Sheffield
7:35PM- Received email from them asking for a pre-paid envelope so they can return my docs
8:40PM- Receive another email from them informing me that a decision has been made
11:30PM- Call UKVI to reconfirm that a decision has actually been made, and they confirmed that the system shows a decision made on the 5th Oct
Decision made: 5th Oct 2017
Visa granted: 11th Oct 2017, received email for collection, collected passport and am so happy to see my visa granted!

Good luck to everyone still waiting!!
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Old Oct 11th 2017, 12:32 pm   #164
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Update - Was an error and applied as Fiance, UKVI switched this to spouse!

Country applying from: Canada - Toronto - Standard (Priority option didnt come up)
Online application: 12th Jul 2017
Biometrics: 10th Aug 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 10 Aug 2017
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 06 Sep 2017
Decision made: 11th Oct 2017
Passport collected with approved visa: Pending, however ECO sent the approval letter to me via email

Days until approval: 44 working days!
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Country applying from: Doha Qatar
Online application: 25th Jul 2017
Biometrics: 07th Aug 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 07 Aug 2017
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 05 Sep 2017
Decision made:waiting
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